Category Archives: Brexit

Post-Brexit border options for customs

Robert Murphy, formerly of the Irish Government’s Customs division and ex-TAXUD official at the European Commission and World Customs Organisation writes about the challenges of a customs border being implemented on the...

Verhofstadt: ‘An illogical divide’

In September a group comprising of TDs, Senators, MEPs, MPs and MLAs met at Leinster House, Dublin to receive Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Brexit Co-ordinator for the EU27, as he outlined the position...

Bordering on agreement

On the face of the great border debate, there appears to be very little cause for dissent. Everyone agrees, publicly at least, that there should not be a hard border on the...

Brexit business survey

The ongoing lack of clarity around Brexit continues to create uncertainty for the Northern Ireland business community and this is likely to be the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future. Ulster University...

Flexibility and imagination

Professor of European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, 
David Phinnemore believes that the space exists for Northern Ireland to secure a unique deal to help mitigate the impact of Brexit. Speaking after the...

Brexit and cross-border trade

Geographic location and economic interaction both place Northern Ireland in a particularly exposed position to changes in the economic relationship between the UK and EU, writes Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)...

Opposing sides

As the timeline for conclusion of the Brexit negotiations draws ever narrower, polarising attitudes on the need for haste from the two camps are evident. The circulation of the above image by...

The populist revolt

Journalist and author of The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, David Goodhart, writes that strong socio-cultural division in the UK is driving the likelihood of a...